Hmmm. Maybe I should try this ďnot workingĒ thing more often. It seemed to have worked out today. Even though I had told everyone to leave me alone so I could watch the Daytona 500, I had also planned to spend the rest of the day getting some work done. But I changed my mind. I think sitting around watching a race for four hours spoiled me for spreadsheets and the like.
But that doesnít mean I have to decide what to do about tomorrow. Itís supposed to be a holiday. It even says so on the calendar, something called ďPresidentsí DayĒ that we didnít have when I was a kid. I donít mind honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but if this holiday is dedicated to the likes of Warren G. Harding and Franklin Pierce, Iím not celebrating.
As of now, my plan is to observe the holiday by sleeping as late as I can and then spending the rest of the day working. There will be no mail delivery, so I donít have any reason to leave the house. That will help me get more work done, as will the fact that other people might be celebrating. Banks and government offices and other agencies we deal with are closed. If the telemarketers would take the day off as well, Iíd be pretty certain of being left alone.